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Antique

Antique is one of the provinces in Panay Island in Western Visayas. To its west is the South China Sea. The province is located just south of Aklan, which is home to the famous Boracay Island. But let us not allow Antique to be outshined; several oft-overlooked wonders make Antique worth exploring. You can get to Antique by land via Iloilo and Aklan, and by sea via Palawan, Manila, Romblon, and Mindoro.

The province’s tagline is “where mountains meet the sea” due to the surprisingly short distance between its highlands and coastline. Its notable mountains include Mt. Madia-as in Culasi, which is technically a dormant volcano. It is said to be the dwelling of the legendary, pre-Hispanic god Bulalakaw. There is also Mt. Nangtud, considered to be the highest peak in Panay. Be forewarned that these mountains are quite challenging.

Its beaches are at par with those of Boracay’s, although not yet crowded by tourists. Visit the stunning Caluya Islands for powdery sand and pristine surf. There’s also the Batabat and Punta Coral Reefs in Barbaza, which boast of beautiful, diverse marine life.

There’s also the Bugtong Bato Falls, which has seven waterfalls that pose a trekking adventure for each tier scaled. The third tier has a natural pool, an area where most tourists opt to remain.

For hardcore ecotourists, the municipalities of Tibiao and Pandan are good places to marvel at the flora and fauna of Antique. After a long day of adventures, relax and let the fatigue go away at the Sira-an Hot Springs in the town of Anini-y.

Antique is not just about its natural sites; it also has a rich history. Its heritage sites include old, Spanish-era watchtowers along its coast, specifically in Libertad and Estaca Hill, which were used to watch out for Moro raiders. There are also old church ruins at the barrio of San Pedro in San Jose, which still looks hauntingly beautiful despite the centuries that have gone by.

Good places for accommodations include the Pandan Beach Resort, Kayak Inn and Zipline Inn.

Top Rated Restaurants in Antique Browse All

  1. Tatoy's Manokan and Seafoods Restaurant
    4.6 Stars
    Seafood
    25 Reviews View
  2. Breakthrough Restaurant
    4.4 Stars
    Seafood
    32 Reviews View
  3. Ramboy's
    4.9 Stars
    Filipino
    8 Reviews View
  4. Afriques's Italian Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    8 Reviews View
  5. Samurai Talabahan
    4.3 Stars
    Seafood
    9 Reviews View
  6. Breakthrough Restaurant
    4.8 Stars
    Seafood
    5 Reviews View
  7. Bulljack Talabahan
    5.0 Stars
    Seafood
    4 Reviews View
  8. Mojave
    4.7 Stars
    Steak
    5 Reviews View
  9. Bauhinia
    4.3 Stars
    Filipino
    7 Reviews View
  10. Netong's Original Special La Paz Batchoy
    4.3 Stars
    Filipino
    7 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Antique Browse All

  1. Smallville 21
    4.1 Stars
    Hotel
    10 Reviews View
  2. Injap Tower Hotel
    4.7 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  3. Mo2 Westown Hotel and Resort
    3.8 Stars
    Hotel
    5 Reviews View
  4. Skinetics Wellness Center
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  5. Kayak Inn
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  6. Seda Hotel Atria
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  7. Richmonde Hotel Iloilo
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  8. Hotel Del Rio
    3.7 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  9. Anna Sophie Hostel & Garden
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  10. Sheridan Boutique Resort
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Antique Browse All

  1. Tatoy's Manokan and Seafoods Restaurant
    4.6 Stars
    Seafood
    25 Reviews View
  2. Breakthrough Restaurant
    4.4 Stars
    Seafood
    32 Reviews View
  3. Iloilo International Airport
    4.1 Stars
    Airport
    37 Reviews View
  4. Ramboy's
    4.9 Stars
    Filipino
    8 Reviews View
  5. Miagao Church
    5.0 Stars
    Historical Site
    7 Reviews View
  6. Madge Cafe
    4.6 Stars
    Coffee
    9 Reviews View
  7. Afriques's Italian Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    8 Reviews View
  8. Starbucks Coffee
    4.8 Stars
    Coffee
    6 Reviews View
  9. Samurai Talabahan
    4.3 Stars
    Seafood
    9 Reviews View
  10. Breakthrough Restaurant
    4.8 Stars
    Seafood
    5 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Antique

  1. Pandan

    Pandan

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  2. Tibiao

    Tibiao

    7 Places
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  3. Culasi

    Culasi

    5 Places
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